The 2010 edition of the Tour of Worcestershire – Ride the Route cyclosportive will take place on Sunday 12 September.
Established in 2007 when the Tour of Britain stage started in Worcester, the ride takes in all the classic climbs in the area including Malvern followed by Ankerdine, but then goes on to take in Stanhope Bank before reaching Tenbury Wells and making a short excursion into Shropshire. It then returns to for an optional ascent of the 25% monster of Wynniattes Way, with five more listed climbs after the feed point before it returns to Worcester.
There are 2 main sportive routes available: a full-fat 92 mile route and a shorter 60 mile option. There is one feed stop, visited once on the 60 mile route and twice on the longer 92 mile route.
The Wynniattes Way “Killer Option” will be clearly marked for those wishing to attempt the climb, the difference in distance being less than one mile longer by not taking in the climb.
There will be a service motorbike, NEG outriders and a broom wagon should your legs fail you or for terminal mechanicals.
The start and Finish is at Worcester racecourse in the city centre with an easy run in and out of the city and a cycle route finish to avoid the traffic; extensive car parking is available.
Registration is in the centre of the racecourse with signing-on on Saturday from 17.00 to 18.30 and again on Sunday morning from 07.00am. The start will be from 08.30 to 09.00 for both rides and the start will be in small groups of 10-15, at minute intervals.
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